Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2016: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed a contract with Etisalat to provide end-to-end Managed Network Services for all its hospital, health centres and medical fitness centres.
The contract was signed by Abdulla Ebrahim Al Ahmed, Senior VP for Government Sales at Etisalat and Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology (IT) at the DHA in presence of senior officials including HE Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer at Etisalat.
In line with the contract, Etisalat will use powerful networks that will seamlessly connect all DHA health facilities, doctors and healthcare staff and enable better communications and access to information in a secure environment, which is vital, particularly in the health sector.
The WAN connectivity offers dependable main links as well as back up links, which makes connectivity failures highly unlikely and the contract includes service level agreements, which will ensure timely resolution of any network issues.
Amani Al Jassmi, Director of IT at the DHA, said: “In today's healthcare landscape connectivity is absolutely vital to ensure provision of high-quality services. This contract ensures our healthcare facilities and staff enjoy easy connectively. It allows physicians and other providers to have secure access to important patient data across multiple locations.”
She added that the contract provides DHA with guaranteed uptime, flexible connectivity and uncompromised security, which are vital to ensure uninterrupted communication across DHA health facilities.